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Forum: Crossing the Border Sep 19th, 2014, 16:54
Replies: 16
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Like the others have said, that's not something...

Like the others have said, that's not something we can predict. Almost everybody takes a rest day in Manang to acclimatize, and there is a center there where a seminar is held every night advising...
Forum: Crossing the Border Sep 17th, 2014, 15:15
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I've completed the Circuit in late November/early...

I've completed the Circuit in late November/early December, by that time it really wasn't busy at all except at the bottle neck before Thorung La (Thorung Phedi?) and the following day down to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Sep 10th, 2014, 17:24
Replies: 2,746
Views: 188,692
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Yes, I saw it and by the end I absolutely loved...

Yes, I saw it and by the end I absolutely loved it. I found the lack of an overriding narrative a little frustrating at first, then I realized I was missing the entire point of the movie. After that,...
Forum: Crossing the Border Sep 5th, 2014, 10:00
Replies: 210
Views: 40,355
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Not too sure where to post this, but this thread...

Not too sure where to post this, but this thread seems the most active appropriate one:

The Afternoon Map: The Hippy Trail (http://www.midafternoonmap.com/2013/10/the-hippie-trail.html)
...
Forum: Chai and Chat Sep 4th, 2014, 06:47
Replies: 86
Views: 1,596
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
And Ireland have defeated the mighty Oman 2-0, a...

And Ireland have defeated the mighty Oman 2-0, a glorious chapter in Irish football...
Forum: Chai and Chat Sep 3rd, 2014, 04:20
Replies: 86
Views: 1,596
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
We've an international break now anyway, club...

We've an international break now anyway, club football back on Saturday week (Sep. 13th)
Forum: Chai and Chat Sep 2nd, 2014, 21:03
Replies: 86
Views: 1,596
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
On the other hand, they have just signed these...

On the other hand, they have just signed these guys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNeETao1qKw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmk96_Pfpg&feature=share
Forum: Chai and Chat Sep 1st, 2014, 22:29
Replies: 704
Views: 51,356
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
One of Mustafa Kemal's most famous speeches, made...

One of Mustafa Kemal's most famous speeches, made in 1934:

"To The ANZAC's
Those heroes that shed their blood
and lost their lives...
You are now lying in the soil of
a friendly country,...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 22nd, 2014, 03:10
Replies: 2,746
Views: 188,692
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Anyone seen Boyhood? It's getting some incredible...

Anyone seen Boyhood? It's getting some incredible reviews, they're calling it a landmark in cinematic history. Think I might try catch it over the weekend.
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Aug 17th, 2014, 20:49
Replies: 287
Views: 21,914
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
They can be if cornered, but we could get very...

They can be if cornered, but we could get very close to them without provoking any reaction at all. We got extremely lucky and came across three of them feasting on a recently deceased water-buffalo,...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Aug 17th, 2014, 18:14
Replies: 287
Views: 21,914
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Komodo National Park...

Komodo National Park (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/609) (Indonesia)

This is an island-hopping wonderland up there with Palawan and the Andaman's.

61241

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Forum: Chai and Chat Aug 4th, 2014, 19:29
Replies: 4,551
Views: 266,247
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I'm in Labuan Bajo, a small tourist town on the...

I'm in Labuan Bajo, a small tourist town on the west coast of Flores, Indonesia. Weather is perfect, and the sunsets as good as I've seen. Pictures to follow when I get home in a couple of weeks.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 4th, 2014, 19:22
Replies: 2,740
Views: 219,663
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Re: Tunes of the Day...What are You Listening to?

Ha, check the first post in this thread, we've come full circle!
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 18th, 2014, 21:19
Replies: 2,809
Views: 135,216
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I'm in Dublin airport waiting for my flight to...

I'm in Dublin airport waiting for my flight to Kuala Lumpur (via Istanbul), then on to Indonesia on Monday - see you all in a months time!
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 18th, 2014, 13:36
Replies: 48
Views: 2,493
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
You would think so, but then we have the American...

You would think so, but then we have the American military doing stuff like this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655), never mind a fairly unsophisticated, rag-tag group like the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jul 18th, 2014, 12:21
Replies: 3,501
Views: 272,730
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Have finished this, another thoroughly enjoyable...

Have finished this, another thoroughly enjoyable work from Thesiger.

I'm flying to Kuala Lumpur later today, will start on Amitav Ghosh's In An Antique Land on the flight.
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 17th, 2014, 07:39
Replies: 651
Views: 24,946
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I never heard about this until recently when I...

I never heard about this until recently when I watched this documentary by the wonderful Louis Theroux - well worth a look:
...
Forum: Sports in India Jul 16th, 2014, 10:46
Replies: 1,484
Views: 31,113
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
My word you keep your ear to the ground alright!...

My word you keep your ear to the ground alright! Yeah, that was another similar incident. In this Magaluf case, the lady was from Northern Ireland - the last time they made the World Cup finals was...
Forum: Sports in India Jul 16th, 2014, 09:44
Replies: 1,484
Views: 31,113
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Wasn't the lady in question Irish?

Wasn't the lady in question Irish?
Forum: Crossing the Border Jul 15th, 2014, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I spent September and October 2005 traveling...

I spent September and October 2005 traveling around northern Pakistan, obviously a lot has changed in the country in general since then so not sure if I'm much use to you at all. My favorite places...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 14th, 2014, 18:54
Replies: 651
Views: 24,946
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Good summary Nick, the topic has been discussed,...

Good summary Nick, the topic has been discussed, in depth (http://www.indiamike.com/india/chai-and-chat-f73/rape-in-delhi-the-protests-and-social-political-legal-issues-t185009/) and on plenty...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jul 12th, 2014, 19:47
Replies: 2,740
Views: 219,663
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Jay Electronica - The Pledge ...

Jay Electronica - The Pledge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpVewj97n0E
Forum: Goa Jul 12th, 2014, 00:58
Replies: 91
Views: 5,406
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Can I ask, what is an 'office tour' and what does...

Can I ask, what is an 'office tour' and what does it mean to 'act pricey'?
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 11th, 2014, 07:07
Replies: 77
Views: 2,718
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Me too, Delhi is a world class capital easily on...

Me too, Delhi is a world class capital easily on the same level as those two, although the attractions are quite different - in that respect, I'd have Delhi alongside Istanbul and maybe Cairo...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 11th, 2014, 07:02
Replies: 651
Views: 24,946
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
First thing I thought when reading Rakshasa's...

First thing I thought when reading Rakshasa's posts here was that they're the same person.



You've been taking some different acid to me...
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